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January 12th, 2007 (January 12 2007)EventComet McNaught reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.
January 12th, 2007 (January 12 2007)DeathSir James Killen, Australian politician (born in 1925)
January 12th, 2007 (January 12 2007)DeathAlice Coltrane, American jazz musician (born in 1937)
January 12th, 2006 (January 12 2006)EventThe foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
January 12th, 2006 (January 12 2006)EventA stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
January 12th, 2006 (January 12 2006)EventTurkey releases Mehmet Ali Agca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.
January 12th, 2006 (January 12 2006)EventThe French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
January 12th, 2005 (January 12 2005)EventDeep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
January 12th, 2005 (January 12 2005)DeathAlessia di Matteo, first survivor of eight transplants in one operation (born in 2003)
January 12th, 2005 (January 12 2005)DeathAmrish Puri, Indian actor (born in 1932)
January 12th, 2005 (January 12 2005)DeathEdmund S. Valtman, Estonian-born cartoonist (born in 1914)
January 12th, 2004 (January 12 2004)EventThe world s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
January 12th, 2004 (January 12 2004)DeathOlga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (born in 1921)
January 12th, 2004 (January 12 2004)DeathRandy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (born in 1955)
January 12th, 2003 (January 12 2003)DeathDean Amadon, American ornithologist (born in 1912)
January 12th, 2003 (January 12 2003)DeathKinji Fukasaku, Japanese director (born in 1930)
January 12th, 2003 (January 12 2003)DeathLeopoldo Galtieri, dictator of Argentina (born in 1926)Leopoldo Galtieri Quotes
January 12th, 2003 (January 12 2003)DeathMaurice Gibb, British singer, songwriter, and musician (Bee Gees) (born in 1949)
January 12th, 2003 (January 12 2003)DeathAllan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (born in 1911)
January 12th, 2002 (January 12 2002)DeathStanley Unwin, South African comedian (born in 1911)
January 12th, 2002 (January 12 2002)DeathCyrus Vance, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (born in 1917)
January 12th, 2001 (January 12 2001)DeathAffirmed, American racehorse (born in 1975)
January 12th, 2001 (January 12 2001)DeathLuiz Bonfa, Brazilian guitarist and composer (born in 1922)
January 12th, 2001 (January 12 2001)DeathWilliam Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (born in 1913)
January 12th, 2000 (January 12 2000)DeathMarc Davis, American animator (born in 1913)
January 12th, 2000 (January 12 2000)DeathBobby Phills, American basketball player (born in 1969)
January 12th, 1999 (January 12 1999)DeathBetty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (born in 1914)
January 12th, 1999 (January 12 1999)DeathDoug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1961)
January 12th, 1998 (January 12 1998)EventNineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
January 12th, 1997 (January 12 1997)DeathJean-Edern Hallier, French author (born in 1936)
January 12th, 1997 (January 12 1997)DeathCharles B. Huggins, Canadian-born cancer researcher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1901)
January 12th, 1996 (January 12 1996)DeathJoachim Nitsche, German mathematician (born in 1926)
January 12th, 1995 (January 12 1995)EventMalcolm X s daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan. Malcolm X Quotes
January 12th, 1995 (January 12 1995)BirthLaurel McGoff, American singer
January 12th, 1992 (January 12 1992)EventA new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali. Ovid Quotes
January 12th, 1992 (January 12 1992)BirthMao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
January 12th, 1991 (January 12 1991)EventGulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
January 12th, 1991 (January 12 1991)DeathKeye Luke, Chinese-American actor (born in 1904)
January 12th, 1990 (January 12 1990)BirthSergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player
January 12th, 1990 (January 12 1990)DeathLaurence J. Peter, Canadian-born educator et writer (born in 1919)
January 12th, 1988 (January 12 1988)BirthChris Casement, Irish footballer
January 12th, 1988 (January 12 1988)BirthJoseph Dundas, British TV Presenter
January 12th, 1988 (January 12 1988)BirthAndrew Lawrence, American actor
January 12th, 1988 (January 12 1988)DeathConnie Mulder, South African politician (born in 1925)
January 12th, 1987 (January 12 1987)BirthWill Rothhaar, American actor
January 12th, 1987 (January 12 1987)BirthSalvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer
January 12th, 1986 (January 12 1986)BirthMiguel Angel Nieto, Spanish footballer
January 12th, 1985 (January 12 1985)BirthYohana Cobo, Spanish actress
January 12th, 1985 (January 12 1985)BirthArtem Milevskiy, Ukrainian footballer
January 12th, 1984 (January 12 1984)BirthScott Olsen, American baseball player
January 12th, 1983 (January 12 1983)DeathRebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (born in 1944)
January 12th, 1983 (January 12 1983)DeathNikolai Podgorny, President of the USSR (born in 1903)
January 12th, 1982 (January 12 1982)BirthSherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
January 12th, 1982 (January 12 1982)BirthPaul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player
January 12th, 1982 (January 12 1982)BirthChris Ray, American baseball player
January 12th, 1982 (January 12 1982)BirthDimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper
January 12th, 1982 (January 12 1982)BirthHans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete
January 12th, 1982 (January 12 1982)BirthDontrelle Willis, American baseball player
January 12th, 1981 (January 12 1981)BirthDan Klecko, American football player
January 12th, 1980 (January 12 1980)BirthBobby Crosby, American baseball player
January 12th, 1979 (January 12 1979)BirthMarian Hossa, Slovak ice hockey player
January 12th, 1979 (January 12 1979)BirthGrzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
January 12th, 1978 (January 12 1978)BirthAmerie, American singer and songwriter
January 12th, 1978 (January 12 1978)BirthLuis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher
January 12th, 1978 (January 12 1978)BirthJeremy Camp, American musician
January 12th, 1978 (January 12 1978)BirthBonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer
January 12th, 1978 (January 12 1978)BirthKim Sa Rang, Korean actress
January 12th, 1978 (January 12 1978)BirthKris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
January 12th, 1977 (January 12 1977)BirthDominic Etli, American soccer player
January 12th, 1977 (January 12 1977)BirthYoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player
January 12th, 1977 (January 12 1977)BirthCade McNown, American football player
January 12th, 1977 (January 12 1977)BirthPiolo Pascual, Filipino actor
January 12th, 1977 (January 12 1977)DeathHenri-Georges Clouzot, French film director and screenwriter (born in 1907)
January 12th, 1976 (January 12 1976)EventThe UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
January 12th, 1976 (January 12 1976)BirthMiki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer
January 12th, 1976 (January 12 1976)DeathAgatha Christie, English writer (born in 1890)Agatha Christie Quotes
January 12th, 1975 (January 12 1975)BirthJason Freese, American musician
January 12th, 1975 (January 12 1975)BirthJocelyn Thibault, Canadian ice hockey player
January 12th, 1974 (January 12 1974)BirthMelanie Chisholm, British singer
January 12th, 1974 (January 12 1974)BirthTor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier
January 12th, 1973 (January 12 1973)BirthDan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay)
January 12th, 1973 (January 12 1973)BirthMatt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
January 12th, 1973 (January 12 1973)BirthHande Yener, Turkish singer
January 12th, 1972 (January 12 1972)BirthPriyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
January 12th, 1972 (January 12 1972)BirthEspen Knutsen, Norwegian ice hockey player
January 12th, 1972 (January 12 1972)BirthJason Sklar, American comedian
January 12th, 1972 (January 12 1972)BirthRandy Sklar, American comedian
January 12th, 1971 (January 12 1971)EventThe Harrisburg Six: The Reverend Philip Berrigan and five others are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.Henry Kissinger Quotes
January 12th, 1970 (January 12 1970)EventBiafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
January 12th, 1970 (January 12 1970)BirthRaekwon, American rapper
January 12th, 1970 (January 12 1970)BirthZack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine)Zack de la Rocha Quotes
January 12th, 1969 (January 12 1969)BirthMargaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer
January 12th, 1969 (January 12 1969)BirthRobert Prosinecki, Croatian footballer
January 12th, 1968 (January 12 1968)BirthKeith Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
January 12th, 1968 (January 12 1968)BirthRachael Harris, American actress
January 12th, 1968 (January 12 1968)BirthJunichi Masuda, Japanese composer
January 12th, 1968 (January 12 1968)BirthHeather Mills, British activist
January 12th, 1968 (January 12 1968)BirthMauro Silva, Brazilian footballer
January 12th, 1967 (January 12 1967)EventDr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
January 12th, 1967 (January 12 1967)BirthVendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
January 12th, 1966 (January 12 1966)EventLyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
January 12th, 1966 (January 12 1966)BirthOlivier Martinez, French actor
January 12th, 1965 (January 12 1965)BirthMark Moore, British record producer
January 12th, 1965 (January 12 1965)BirthRob Zombie, American musician
January 12th, 1965 (January 12 1965)DeathLorraine Hansberry, American writer (born in 1936)
January 12th, 1964 (January 12 1964)EventRebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
January 12th, 1964 (January 12 1964)BirthJeff Bezos, American entrepreneur
January 12th, 1964 (January 12 1964)BirthLaura Gildemeister, Argentine tennis player
January 12th, 1963 (January 12 1963)BirthFrancois Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter
January 12th, 1962 (January 12 1962)DeathAriadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist (born in 1869)
January 12th, 1960 (January 12 1960)BirthOliver Platt, Canadian actor
January 12th, 1960 (January 12 1960)BirthDominique Wilkins, American basketball player
January 12th, 1960 (January 12 1960)DeathNevil Shute, English writer (born in 1899)Nevil Shute Quotes
January 12th, 1959 (January 12 1959)BirthBlixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einsturzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
January 12th, 1959 (January 12 1959)BirthPer Gessle, Swedish songwriter and musician (Roxette)
January 12th, 1959 (January 12 1959)BirthNick Nairn, British celebrity chef
January 12th, 1958 (January 12 1958)BirthCurt Fraser, American ice hockey coach
January 12th, 1958 (January 12 1958)DeathCharles Mallory Hatfield, U.S. rainmaker (born in 1875)
January 12th, 1957 (January 12 1957)BirthJohn Lasseter, American animation director
January 12th, 1956 (January 12 1956)DeathNorman Kerry, American actor (born in 1894)
January 12th, 1955 (January 12 1955)BirthRockne S. O Bannon, American screenwriter
January 12th, 1954 (January 12 1954)BirthHoward Stern, American radio personality
January 12th, 1952 (January 12 1952)BirthCharles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
January 12th, 1952 (January 12 1952)BirthWalter Mosley, American author
January 12th, 1952 (January 12 1952)BirthJohn Walker, New Zealand middle distance runner
January 12th, 1951 (January 12 1951)BirthKirstie Alley, American actress
January 12th, 1951 (January 12 1951)BirthAnn Althouse, American law professor
January 12th, 1951 (January 12 1951)BirthRush Limbaugh, American radio personality and political commentatorRush Limbaugh Quotes
January 12th, 1950 (January 12 1950)BirthSheila Jackson Lee, American politician
January 12th, 1950 (January 12 1950)BirthGoran Lindblad, Swedish politician
January 12th, 1950 (January 12 1950)BirthBob McEwen, American politician
January 12th, 1950 (January 12 1950)BirthDorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland
January 12th, 1950 (January 12 1950)BirthRicky Ray Rector, American murderer (died in 1992)
January 12th, 1949 (January 12 1949)BirthKentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (died in 2007)
January 12th, 1949 (January 12 1949)BirthOttmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
January 12th, 1949 (January 12 1949)BirthHaruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
January 12th, 1949 (January 12 1949)BirthMichael W. Vannier, American radiologist
January 12th, 1949 (January 12 1949)BirthWayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film directorAn Wang Quotes
January 12th, 1948 (January 12 1948)BirthKenny Allen, English footballer
January 12th, 1948 (January 12 1948)BirthAnthony Andrews, English actor
January 12th, 1948 (January 12 1948)BirthKhalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (died in 2001)
January 12th, 1948 (January 12 1948)BirthWilliam Nicholson, English writer
January 12th, 1946 (January 12 1946)BirthLady Cosgrove, Scottish judiciary figure
January 12th, 1946 (January 12 1946)BirthGeorge Duke, American musician
January 12th, 1946 (January 12 1946)BirthCynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
January 12th, 1945 (January 12 1945)EventWorld War II: The Soviets begin a large offensive against the Nazis in Eastern Europe.
January 12th, 1945 (January 12 1945)BirthMaggie Bell, Scottish singer (Stone the Crows)
January 12th, 1944 (January 12 1944)BirthJoe Frazier, American boxer
January 12th, 1944 (January 12 1944)BirthHans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
January 12th, 1944 (January 12 1944)BirthVlastimil Hort, Czechoslovakian chess player
January 12th, 1944 (January 12 1944)BirthViktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
January 12th, 1944 (January 12 1944)BirthCarlos Villagran, Mexican actor
January 12th, 1944 (January 12 1944)DeathLance C. Wade, American pilot (born in 1915)
January 12th, 1943 (January 12 1943)DeathJan Campert, Dutch journalist and writer (born in 1902)
January 12th, 1942 (January 12 1942)EventPresident Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
January 12th, 1942 (January 12 1942)BirthBernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
January 12th, 1941 (January 12 1941)BirthLong John Baldry, British blues singer (died in 2005)
January 12th, 1940 (January 12 1940)EventWorld War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.
January 12th, 1940 (January 12 1940)DeathEdward Smith, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (born in 1899)
January 12th, 1938 (January 12 1938)BirthLewis Fiander, Australian actor
January 12th, 1938 (January 12 1938)DeathGosta Ekman (senior), Swedish actor (born in 1890)
January 12th, 1937 (January 12 1937)BirthMarie Dubois, French actress
January 12th, 1937 (January 12 1937)BirthShirley Eaton, British actress
January 12th, 1937 (January 12 1937)BirthVicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (died in 2002)
January 12th, 1935 (January 12 1935)BirthKreskin, American mentalist
January 12th, 1935 (January 12 1935)BirthTomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
January 12th, 1934 (January 12 1934)DeathPawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (born in 1887)
January 12th, 1933 (January 12 1933)BirthMichael Aspel, English broadcaster
January 12th, 1932 (January 12 1932)EventHattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
January 12th, 1932 (January 12 1932)BirthDes O Connor, British television presenter
January 12th, 1930 (January 12 1930)BirthTim Horton, Canadian hockey player (died in 1974)
January 12th, 1930 (January 12 1930)BirthGlenn Yarborough, American singer
January 12th, 1929 (January 12 1929)BirthAlasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher Philo Quotes
January 12th, 1928 (January 12 1928)BirthRuth Brown, American singer (died in 2006)
January 12th, 1928 (January 12 1928)BirthLloyd Ruby, American race car driver
January 12th, 1926 (January 12 1926)BirthMorton Feldman, American composerMorton Feldman Quotes
January 12th, 1926 (January 12 1926)BirthRay Price, American singer
January 12th, 1926 (January 12 1926)DeathSir Austin Chapman, Australian politician (born in 1864)
January 12th, 1925 (January 12 1925)BirthBill Burrud, American television host (died in 1990)
January 12th, 1925 (January 12 1925)BirthScottie MacGregor, American actress
January 12th, 1924 (January 12 1924)BirthOlivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (died in 1998)
January 12th, 1923 (January 12 1923)BirthIra Hayes, American soldier (died in 1955)
January 12th, 1922 (January 12 1922)BirthTadeusz Zychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (died in 1994)
January 12th, 1921 (January 12 1921)DeathGervase Elwes, English tenor (born in 1866)
January 12th, 1920 (January 12 1920)BirthJames L. Farmer, Jr., American activist (died in 1999)
January 12th, 1920 (January 12 1920)BirthProf Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist
January 12th, 1918 (January 12 1918)EventFinland s "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
January 12th, 1917 (January 12 1917)BirthWalter Hendl, American conductor (died in 2007)
January 12th, 1917 (January 12 1917)BirthJimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (died in 2007)
January 12th, 1917 (January 12 1917)BirthMaharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (died in 2008)
January 12th, 1916 (January 12 1916)BirthPieter Willem Botha, South African politician (died in 2006)
January 12th, 1916 (January 12 1916)BirthJay McShann, American musician (died in 2006)
January 12th, 1916 (January 12 1916)BirthWilliam Pleeth, British cellist (died in 1999)
January 12th, 1915 (January 12 1915)EventThe Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress. The Rock Quotes
January 12th, 1915 (January 12 1915)EventThe United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote.
January 12th, 1915 (January 12 1915)BirthPaul Jarrico, American writer (died in 1997)
January 12th, 1915 (January 12 1915)BirthJoseph-Aurele Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
January 12th, 1911 (January 12 1911)EventThe University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
January 12th, 1910 (January 12 1910)BirthLuise Rainer, German actress
January 12th, 1909 (January 12 1909)DeathHermann Minkowski, German mathematician (born in 1864)
January 12th, 1908 (January 12 1908)EventA long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
January 12th, 1908 (January 12 1908)BirthJean Delannoy, French film director
January 12th, 1908 (January 12 1908)BirthClement Hurd, American illustrator (died in 1988)
January 12th, 1907 (January 12 1907)BirthPatsy Kelly, American actress (died in 1981)
January 12th, 1907 (January 12 1907)BirthSergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (died in 1966)
January 12th, 1906 (January 12 1906)EventSir Henry Campbell-Bannerman s cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.Winston Churchill Quotes
January 12th, 1906 (January 12 1906)BirthDaniil Kharms, Russian playwright (died in 1942)
January 12th, 1905 (January 12 1905)BirthJames Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (died in 1997)
January 12th, 1905 (January 12 1905)BirthTex Ritter, American country singer and actor (died in 1974)
January 12th, 1904 (January 12 1904)BirthFred McDowell, American blues musician (died in 1972)
January 12th, 1903 (January 12 1903)BirthIgor_Kurchatov, Russian physicist , (died in 1960)
January 12th, 1899 (January 12 1899)BirthPierre Bernac, French baritone (died in 1979)
January 12th, 1899 (January 12 1899)BirthPaul Hermann Muller, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1965)
January 12th, 1899 (January 12 1899)DeathHiram Walker, American distiller (born in 1816)
January 12th, 1898 (January 12 1898)EventIto Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
January 12th, 1897 (January 12 1897)DeathIsaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (born in 1813)
January 12th, 1896 (January 12 1896)BirthDavid Wechsler, American psychologist (d.1981)
January 12th, 1895 (January 12 1895)EventThe National Trust is founded in Britain.
January 12th, 1894 (January 12 1894)BirthGeorges Carpentier, French boxer (died in 1975)
January 12th, 1893 (January 12 1893)BirthHermann Goring, German Nazi official (died in 1946)Hermann Goring Quotes
January 12th, 1893 (January 12 1893)BirthAlfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (died in 1946)Alfred Rosenberg Quotes
January 12th, 1892 (January 12 1892)BirthMikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (died in 1976)
January 12th, 1884 (January 12 1884)BirthTexas Guinan, American actress (died in 1933)
January 12th, 1882 (January 12 1882)BirthMilton Sills, American actor (died in 1930)
January 12th, 1879 (January 12 1879)BirthRay Harroun, American race car driver (died in 1968)
January 12th, 1878 (January 12 1878)BirthFerenc Molnar, Hungarian writer (died in 1952)
January 12th, 1877 (January 12 1877)BirthFrank J. Corr, American politician (died in 1934)
January 12th, 1876 (January 12 1876)BirthJack London, American author (died in 1916)Jack London Quotes
January 12th, 1876 (January 12 1876)BirthErmanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian composer (died in 1948)
January 12th, 1875 (January 12 1875)EventKwang-su becomes emperor of China.An Wang Quotes
January 12th, 1873 (January 12 1873)BirthSpiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (died in 1940)
January 12th, 1872 (January 12 1872)EventYohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
January 12th, 1866 (January 12 1866)EventThe Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
January 12th, 1863 (January 12 1863)BirthSwami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (died in 1902)Swami Vivekananda Quotes
January 12th, 1860 (January 12 1860)BirthHenry Larkin, American baseball player (died in 1942)
January 12th, 1856 (January 12 1856)BirthJohn Singer Sargent, American artist (died in 1925)
January 12th, 1856 (January 12 1856)DeathLudovit Stur, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (born in 1815)
January 12th, 1852 (January 12 1852)BirthJoseph Joffre, French general (died in 1931)
January 12th, 1849 (January 12 1849)BirthJean Beraud, French painter (died in 1935)
January 12th, 1848 (January 12 1848)EventThe Palermo rising in Sicily rises against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
January 12th, 1834 (January 12 1834)DeathWilliam Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1759)William King Quotes
January 12th, 1833 (January 12 1833)DeathMarie-Antoine Careme, French chef (born in 1784)
January 12th, 1829 (January 12 1829)DeathFriedrich von Schlegel, German poet (born in 1772)
January 12th, 1822 (January 12 1822)BirthEtienne Lenoir, French engineer (died in 1900)
January 12th, 1817 (January 12 1817)DeathJuan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (born in 1740)
January 12th, 1810 (January 12 1810)BirthKing Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (died in 1859)
January 12th, 1808 (January 12 1808)EventThe organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
January 12th, 1797 (January 12 1797)BirthGideon Brecher, Austrian physician (died in 1873)
January 12th, 1792 (January 12 1792)BirthJohan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (died in 1841)
January 12th, 1786 (January 12 1786)BirthSir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (died in 1855)
January 12th, 1781 (January 12 1781)DeathRichard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (born in 1691)
January 12th, 1777 (January 12 1777)EventMission Santa Clara de Asis is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
January 12th, 1777 (January 12 1777)DeathHugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (born in 1726)
January 12th, 1773 (January 12 1773)EventThe first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
January 12th, 1772 (January 12 1772)BirthCount Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (died in 1839)
January 12th, 1765 (January 12 1765)DeathJohann Melchior Molter, German composer (born in 1696)
January 12th, 1759 (January 12 1759)DeathAnne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (born in 1709)
January 12th, 1751 (January 12 1751)BirthFerdinand I of the Two Sicilies (died in 1825)
January 12th, 1746 (January 12 1746)BirthJohann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss pedagogue (died in 1827)
January 12th, 1735 (January 12 1735)DeathJohn Eccles, English composer (born in 1668)
January 12th, 1732 (January 12 1732)DeathJohn Horsley, British archaeologist (born in 1685)
January 12th, 1729 (January 12 1729)BirthEdmund Burke, Irish statesman (died in 1797)Edmund Burke Quotes
January 12th, 1723 (January 12 1723)BirthSamuel Langdon, American college educator (died in 1797)
January 12th, 1721 (January 12 1721)BirthDuke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (died in 1792)
January 12th, 1716 (January 12 1716)BirthAntonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (died in 1795)
January 12th, 1715 (January 12 1715)BirthJacques Duphly, French composer (died in 1789)
January 12th, 1705 (January 12 1705)DeathLuca Giordano, Italian artist (born in 1634)
January 12th, 1700 (January 12 1700)DeathMarguerite Bourgeoys, saint (born in 1620)
January 12th, 1674 (January 12 1674)DeathGiacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (born in 1605)
January 12th, 1665 (January 12 1665)DeathPierre de Fermat, French mathematician and lawyer (born in 1601)
January 12th, 1628 (January 12 1628)BirthCharles Perrault, French folklorist (died in 1703)Charles Perrault Quotes
January 12th, 1597 (January 12 1597)BirthFrancois Duquesnoy, French sculptor (died in 1643)
January 12th, 1591 (January 12 1591)BirthJose Ribera, Spanish painter (died in 1652)
January 12th, 1580 (January 12 1580)BirthLord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (died in 1600)
January 12th, 1577 (January 12 1577)BirthJan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (died in 1644)
January 12th, 1576 (January 12 1576)BirthPetrus Scriverius, Dutch writer (died in 1660)
January 12th, 1562 (January 12 1562)BirthCharles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (died in 1630)
January 12th, 1539 (January 12 1539)EventTreaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.Holy Roman Emperor Charles V Quotes
January 12th, 1528 (January 12 1528)EventGustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
January 12th, 1519 (January 12 1519)DeathMaximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1459)
January 12th, 1483 (January 12 1483)BirthHenry III of Nassau-Breda, German noblem (died in 1538)
January 12th, 1321 (January 12 1321)DeathMaria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (born in 1256)
January 12th, 0475 (January 12 0475)EventBasiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.

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